Ann Izatt-Lowry (left) and Gary Dresser of Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental Ltd

Site investigation specialists Dunelm Geotechnical grow turnover by 16%

The County Durham-based firm is now shortlisted for a major national award following 12 months of contract wins


ASOS sets sights on £1bn target

ASOS and homewares chain Dunelm report from the retail sector this week, while delivery group Domino’s Pizza also serves up its latest trading update

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Dunelm to officially open Cramlington store on Thursday

Dunelm will open its new 30,200 sq ft store on Thursday, December 12 at Cramlington's Manor Walks Retail Park

Health trust plea on new homes rejected

PLANNING chiefs have rejected a plea from health bosses to make a house builder give cash to the NHS in North Tyneside.

Use wind for a haul at Angel

THIS weekend marks the last chance to visit the Whittle Dene complex before the venue closes down – from Monday – until March, and while only three anglers recorded catches this week the water continues to fish well with excellent mixed nets coming from the Great Southern.

Good year for Dunelm

THE housebuilding division of County Durham’s Esh Group has reported it is heading for a massive 60% rise in both sales and profits for 2007.

Countryside retreat

A NEW showhome has opened its doors on the Orchard Meadows development at Kip Hill, near Stanley.

New lease of life for former dog stadium

A FORMER greyhound stadium is set to be transformed into a new housing development thanks to some swift work by regeneration specialist Woodford Land.

Designs to fit in with modern life

SOME exciting and innovative interior design ideas can be seen at Dunelm Homes’ showhome on the Orchard Meadows development at Kip Hill near Stanley.

Exciting times as homes start to take shape

DUNELM Homes has appointed Colin Willetts (picture right) as its new sales and marketing director.

Colin likes a challenge

Being at the helm in the housebuilding world is a huge undertaking, but one Colin Willetts thrives on.

Great time to look for new apartment

LOOKING for a new apartment? Now could be the ideal time to buy with many builders offering incentives in the run-up to Christmas.

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Winter warmers

WINTER is bearing down on us, bringing chill winds and dark nights, but there’s one way to beat it – turn your home into a snug sanctuary.

Pleased with interest in new development

BUILDERS Dunelm Homes are delighted by the response to their new development in Killingworth, North Tyneside.

Stillwater successes continue

COARSE angling on stillwaters has been in fine form despite some early-morning chills with encouraging catches reported from throughout the region.

Mixing rural life with good links to cities

THE opening of a showhome is always a special event, but one North-East builder had an extra special launch – with a little help from the world’s most famous wizard.

Effect of interest rates on retailers to be seen

THE impact of higher mortgage rates will be seen this week as investors are due to hear from a number of retailers, including B&Q owner Kingfisher.

Dunelm makes moving easier

BUYING a new home is exciting – but costly and rarely without hassle.

Chic interior with stunning exterior

A NEW showhome is being launched this weekend at Dunelm Homes’s Orchard Meadows development at Kip Hill, near Stanley.


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